production
Skip to Content

MX4086: OPTIMISATION THEORY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Linear optimisation is a method to achieve the best outcome in a mathematical model whose requirements are represented by linear relationships. It is widely used in business and economics, and is also utilised for some engineering problems. Industries that use linear programming models include transportation, energy, telecommunications and manufacturing. It has proved useful in modeling diverse types routing, scheduling, assignment and design.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Vassili Gorbunov

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In many real life problems one is required to find optimal solutions, namely a solution which, generally speaking, either minimises cost or maximises gain. To do so, one models the problem mathematically, and then applies the appropriate mathematical techniques to find the optimal solution. In this course students will learn how to formulate optimisation problems mathematically and study the relevant techniques from analysis and algebra which are useful in solving them, for example the Simplex Algorithm developed by Dantzing in 1947. Applications to “real life” problems and the use of computer software to solve them will also be discussed.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Homework

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Homework

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Best of written exam (100%) or written exam (80%) with carried forward in-course assessment (20%)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.